A. The Scriptures
We believe the Bible is the Word of God, through which He revealed His redemptive plan for mankind. The Scriptures were written by men divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:20, 21) and it is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16, 17). We believe the Bible has no errors and is the sole authority for Christian living and Church government.
We believe the Scriptures teach that God is a Sovereign, infinite, intelligent, all-powerful and all-present Spirit who controls all things and created this world (Genesis 1:1). Although God is the sovereign ruler of the universe; He is intimately involved in the lives of His children (Psalm 8: 1-4). God is perfectly righteous and holy (Psalms 145:17). God exists in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (1 Peter 1:2, 1 John 5:7), coequal in office; yet separate in responsibility.
C. The Fall of Man
We believe the Scriptures teach that man was created in the image and likeness of God, in a sinless environment, as recorded in the book of Genesis (Genesis 1:27). Man however, of his own will disobeyed the command of God, thereby creating a separation between God and himself (Genesis 3). As a result, all people are subsequently born into sin (Psalm 51:5) and utterly unable to deliver themselves from the bondage of sin (Romans 3:10, Ephesians 2:1
D. The Way of Salvation
We believe the Scriptures teach that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, (Matthew 16:16; John 3:16, John 10:30) and He died for the sins of mankind (Romans 5:6), satisfying the penalty required by God (1 John 4:10). After His burial, Christ miraculously rose from the dead in three days as He promised (John 20:17; Acts 2:36; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Philippians 2:8, 9; Revelation 1:18). After His resurrection, Christ ascended into Heaven, where He is now seated at the right hand of God the Father (Romans 8:34). The Scriptures teach that if one will confess Christ as Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead, he will be saved (Romans 10:9).
E. The Holy Spirit
We believe the Scriptures teach that the Holy Spirit is the third Person in the Godhead (Trinity). The main responsibility of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Jesus Christ and confirm His divinity (John 16:13, 14). The Holy Spirit resides in the believer (1 Corinthians 6:19) and leads and guides us into God’s truth (John 16:13). The Scriptures teach that the evidence of a believer being filled with the Holy Spirit is found in the believer’s lifestyle (Galatians 5:22, 23).
F. The Church
We believe the Scriptures teach that the church is the assembly of those who have confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and have been baptized by water immersion. The church’s main function is to represent Christ and spread His gospel. Teaching, fellowship and ministry are also core functions of the church. (Acts 2:38-47)
G. Church Leadership
We believe the Scriptures teach that the only biblical offices of the church are that of the Pastor and Deacons. Further, the scriptures teach that these offices are to be held only be men who meet the scriptural qualifications for these offices as found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1:6.
We believe the scriptures teach that marriage is a sacred institution created by God. According to Scripture, marriage is to be between one male and one female (Genesis 1:27, 28; Genesis 2:23, 24; Matthew 19:5). As such, all intimate relationships should reflect the biblical model.